JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Corn leaders from around the country gathered virtually March 1-2 to amend and debate National Corn Growers Association policies. MCGA partnered with Nebraska Corn to pass an amendment supporting a 95 RON minimum fuel standard as a steppingstone to a 98 RON E25 future fuel. Like Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’s (D-IL) Next Generation Fuels Act, this policy is vital to growing demand for high octane, low carbon, corn-based fuel in the future.
MCGA also led the charge to update NCGA policies on tax law by proactively declaring the importance of maintaining stepped-up basis and current limits on estate tax exemptions. Other priorities Missouri brought to the floor included research on transportation funding mechanisms and their impact on farmers and rural communities; support of parity among vehicle types using a full life cycle analysis; opposition to suppliers of farm inputs manipulating trade barriers to the detriment of U.S. farmers; and support of more farmer input in the Endangered Species Act review process of pesticides. Our participation in this process amplifies the voice of each Missouri corn producer as our national organization takes these messages to elected officials and policy leaders.
Growers will reconvene in July to review NCGA policy. Last week’s session of Corn Congress is typically held during Commodity Classic. We look forward to once again being able to meet in person and invite growers to mark next year’s Commodity Classic on the calendar. Hope to see you in New Orleans March 10-12, 2022!
— Missouri Corn Growers Association
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